By George Smith
I want Donald Trump to be a one-term president. I want it badly.
The president has turned his first three years into a movie sequel of “All the President’s Men.” You know, criminals setting public policy among a litany of dirty tricks aimed at messing with the opposition…that movie.
While the Republicans are sticking to their game plan of posturing with dynamic displays of feigned righteous indignation, the Democrats out of the TV screen are doing everything they can to hand Trump a second term.
I’m talking about the 113 candidates (or whatever the number is today) wanting to be the Democratic nominee in 2020.
A Democrat, any Democrat, is not going to break through the culture of them vs. us, elites vs. deplorables and decaf latte drinkers vs. those that swill lukewarm Budweiser by talking about corruption-squared amateurs playing politics and scamming the system to maximize their reputations, power and latent need for money.
The Democratic Party is not going to win the White House a year from now by impeaching this president or emasculating, so to speak, other Democratic candidates.
The only way a Democrat, any Democrat, will win the right to sit in the Oval Office is to talk about the most important items facing Americans —the deficit (which no one is talking about), the long-term survival of Medicare and Social Security (which no one is talking about), the failing national infrastructure (which no one is talking about), and climate change (which no one is REALLY talking about).
A majority of Americans are tired of the partisan party games, name-calling, egocentric stunts and cock-of-the-walk preening for the television cameras.
What they want — what we all should want — is an honest discussion of what the future should hold to ensure the safety of our nation and a dedication to re-establishing of the U.S. as a true global partner of any nation that embraces democracy as a right or a goal.
The division in the nation’s framework is steeped in prejudice and tribal regionalism and hatred of the political status quo.
It’s time to make a conscientious effort to put aside paltry, petty differences and start thinking “America is better than this.”
It’s not too late to seek a different path one which is lined with angels to help guide us into the future.
We are all headed to the same place.
Leave the bugaboos and will o’ the wisps behind. Look to the light. Move to the light.
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